August is National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month is observed annually in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for everyone, especially children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.” Extensive lab testing is done before vaccines [...]

Health Matters: Vaccines and Immunization

This month, the Tribune-Democrat's Health Matters article focuses on vaccination coverage, school immunization rates, as well as the level of misconception that still exists among individuals, mostly parents, regarding the positive impact vaccines have on the prevention of diseases and epidemics. The 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health is working to spread the good word [...]

2018-08-09T12:18:00+00:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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